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Gregory-Portland’s Riley Floerke golden on first day of Region IV-5A track meet

SAN ANTONIO — There is something about the Region IV track meet that brings out the best in Gregory-Portland’s Riley Floerke.

The Ladycats senior scored three medals, including a regional record in the pole vault, at last season’s Region IV-5A meet.

A change of venue from Alamo Stadium to Heroes Stadium did little to stop her momentum.

Floerke won the triple jump, long jump and capped it by winning the pole vault — all in the morning session at the Region IV-5A meet.

“Since it’s senior year, it is so much more exciting,” an exasperated Floerke said moments after she finished her final attempt in the pole vault. “I came in and my coach told me to do what I normally do. In triple jump, I didn’t know if I was going to make it or not. It has been a rough year with my ankle.

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